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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The millennium beer of this well-known California microbrewery.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2002
’98 corked bottle.Found in a whole in the wall liquor store.Obviously didn’t sell well here.Still life when cork explodes.Dark mahogany with minimal rocky head.Ring lasts longer than expected.Oxidized aromas of fruit,caramel,chocolate,and wood.Oak and cherry-alcohol fruitiness dominate the tounge.Dry,bourbon,oxidized finish.Actually,not as bad as I was expecting for it’s age. My bottle says 7% not 10%bv.Because of price,I would not recommend buying.Maybe two or three years ago but now anymore.Still,better shape than I expected.Potential was there.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2446) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2001
Prettygood experimental brew. Corked bottle. Mine was a little out-of-date but nonetheless full bodied and excellent. Whiskey and chocolate noticed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 19, 2001
Quite complex. Sweet chocolate is the dominant flavor, but there is also that nice raisiny-pruney flavor that comes with many super-strong ales. Had this right after J.W. Lees Harvest Ale, and this one blew the English beer out of the proverbial water.


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